Bioinformatics Student Symposium - 03/05/2019 - KU Leuven

RSG Belgium, the regional student group of the International Society for Computational Biology, kindly invites you to the 2019 Bioinformatics Student Symposium. The main goal of this event is to provide a forum for young researchers and students in bioinformatics where they can present their work, get updated about current research topics and network with their peers.

This year the symposium will take place on Friday 03/05/2019 at the KU Leuven in Campus Arenberg 200A.

Our keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Ir. Stein Aerts of the KU Leuven. Stein Aerts is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of KU Leuven and the head of the Laboratory of Computational Biology (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research). His research topics are bioinformatics, single-cell and microfluidics technologies, regulatory genomics and gene regulatory networks, machine learning, Drosophila genomics and regulatory heterogeneity in cancer.

Mark the date: Friday the 3rd of May 2019


Computer Science (200A) - room 00.144 - Campus Arenberg, Celestijnenlaan 200A, 3001 Leuven

Registration (deadline 19/04/2019)

Registration is free, but mandatory. Please register before the 19th of April through the google form.

Abstract call (deadline 05/04/2019)

You can submit an abstract for oral or poster presentations. Please include your abstract in the google form before the 5th of April.

Social dinner

After the symposium we will go to the restaurant Nieuwetijd in the city center for the social dinner.


Timeslot Activity Speaker
12.30 - 13.00 Registration  
13.00 - 13.10 Opening remarks  
13.10 - 14.00 Keynote - Deciphering gene expression programs in the era of single-cell genomics Prof. Dr. Stein Aerts - KU Leuven / VIB
14.00 - 14.20 Tour of RSG Belgium Sofia Papadimitriou - President of RSG Belgium
14.20 - 14.40 Single-nucleus Genome-plus-Transcriptome sequencing to study Somatic Genome Instability in Brain Sarah Geurs - KU Leuven
14.40 - 15.00 The Amaretto Framework: Inference Of Cell Circuits And Their Drivers Shared And Distinct Across Biological Systems Celine Everaert - UGent
15.00 - 15:50 Coffee break and poster session  
15.50 - 16.10 System-level metabolic properties of Acetobacter pasteurianus 386B revealed by genome-scale metabolic modelling Rudy Pelicaen - VUB
16.10 - 16.30 Bayesian inference of evolutionary histories under time-dependent substitution rates Jade Vincent Membrebe - KU Leuven
16.30 - 16.50 A novel genetic region prioritization tool to analyse oligogenic diseases Simon Boutry - UCL/ULB
16.50 - 17.10 GSDME Methylation as a Universal Epigenetic Biomarker for the Most Common Types of Cancer Joe Ibrahim - UAntwerp
17.10 - 17.30 A clustering algorithm for weighted ecological networks Lisa Röttjers - KU Leuven
17.30 - 17.35 Closing remarks  
17.35 - 18.30 Networking session with drinks  
19.00 Social dinner at Nieuwetijd  

We look forward to seeing you there!